Absinthe News in Europe

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For absinthe lovers living in the European Union, the latest news:

In a vote, [European] lawmakers declared there was no need for the spirit to contain a minimum amount of thujone, the wormwood plant toxin that is believed to give [absinthe] its peculiar intensity.

More specifically, European Parliament has rejected a proposal that would have required drinks labeled “absinthe” to contain minimum levels of anethole and thujone (which can come from several herbs, including anise and wormwood, respectively). The European Parliament will continue to debate the definition of absinthe until a resolution is approved.

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